PLDT’s Smart kicks off nationwide 5G rollout

29 Sep 2020

Smart Communications, the mobile arm of Philippines telecoms giant PLDT Inc., has begun the nationwide rollout of its fifth-generation mobile network, launched in July this year, confirming that 5G deployments will take place in Boracay, Cebu, Iloilo and Davao – key cities in the Visayas and Mindanao. Alfredo S Panlilio, Smart president and CEO and PLDT chief revenue officer, noted: ‘The commercial launch of 5G underscores our commitment to bring the best digital technologies to our customers across the country’.

Smart’s 5G network is currently live in Makati Central Business District (CBD), Bonifacio Global City CBD, Araneta City, Mall of Asia Bay Area, North Avenue in Quezon City, Taft Avenue in Manila, Ortigas CBD, Edsa, and New Clark City in Pampanga. Further, it has also launched 5G in ‘strategic locations’ in the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, and the cities of Manila, Quezon City, Makati, Taguig, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Paranaque, Valenzuela, Caloocan, Navotas, San Juan and Pasay.